|'Dead' A-Bomb Hits U.S. Town, 1958/03/13|
(1) B-47 a-bomb fell on house in SC, first such accident (2) Los Angeles - automatic control of machine tool production line, using punched tape, developed by Hughes Aircraft Company (partial newsreel).
Downloads: 31,757 (14 reviews)
|Farmer Plays Tune With Hands, 1933/10/11|
Chicago: Exclusive sound pictures of Cecil H. Dill, of Traverse Coty, Michigan, an aspiring radio artist demonstrating his ability to render popular melodies by pressing his hands together. Dill modestly tells how he discovered his unusual talent. (partial newsreel)
Downloads: 22,856 (1 review)
|U.N. Spy Debate. Reds 'Bugged' American Embassy Lodge Claims, 1960/05/27|
Lodge shows great seal, opens it and shows the listening device; Council voted 7-2 to censure the Soviet Union
|Gen. Adolph Takes Over, 1942/01/07|
"The cleverest anti-Nazi propaganda yet! You will howl with glee when you see and hear what our London newsreel friends have cooked up for Hitler and his goose-stepping armies. The 'Nasties' skip and sway in tune to the Lambeth Walk!" - humorous editing of German newsreels to make fun of Hitler and the Nazis. (partial newsreel)
Downloads: 40,639 (9 reviews)
|Extra!! Scoop! - First Actual Pictures - Assassination, 1934/10/17|
King Alexander and Louis Barthou, Shot Down in Streets of Marseilles by Revolutionists. Furious Spectators Batter Killer to Death As His Victims Die. Alexander Murdered - "Universal Newsreel brings you the First Actual motion pictures of the murder of King Alexander of Jugoslavia and French Foreign Minister Barthou" scenes of the King arriving on cruiser at Marseilles, ride through town, shots, mob beats the assassin, a Croatian.
Downloads: 17,472 (3 reviews)
|Space Triumph! Glenn Flight Thrills World, 1962/02/22|
Whole issue on Friendship 7 Mercury space flight of John Glenn; Glenn getting ready, puts on space suit, walks to launch pad, 6 am EST, 10 months after Gagarin, gets into his capsule on top Atlas missile, rocket blastoff, animation of capsule turning around, go for 7 orbits, "actual pictures of Glenn in the capsule" and animations of Glenn's orbit around earth, destroyer Noah lifts capsule aboard, Glenn rests and then lifted aboard helicopter for flight to carrier USS Randolph (complete newsreel...
|Industry_Booms After Repeal of Prohibition, ca. 1933|
|First Pictures Atomic Blast!, 1946/07/08|
(1) "The dramatic film history of the atom bomb test at Bikini! Pictures of the actual bomb drop! Blasted ships and the terrible destructive force of the world's fourth atom bomb! Universal Newsreel, in cooperation with the Army and Navy, presents the motion picture drama, 'Operation Crossroads.' This film record of the historical event shows in dramatic detail the various phases of the epochal experiment, from takeoff to the awful blast that destroyed or damaged more than half the ships in Biki...
Downloads: 36,928 (4 reviews)
Florida - Atlas ICBM launched at Cape Canaveral, tape recorder running, carried payload of research instruments 9000 miles to Indian Ocean, "longest surface-to-surface rocket ever achieved."
Downloads: 12,406 (3 reviews)
|Universal Newsreel Volume 35, Release 53, 06/28/1962 - Universal|
National Archives description: "The original release sheet reads: PRAY AT HOME: KENNEDY ANSWER TO COURT DECISION: In a six-to-one decision, the Supreme Court rules that school children nay not recite a prayer in New York classrooms as it violates Constitutional guarantees of the separation of Church and State. At his News Conference, President Kennedy urges everyone to pray more at home and attend Church more often...
Keywords: Newsreel; Braddock, James J. (James Joseph), 1905-1974; Baer, Max, 1909-1959; Boxing; Louis, Joe, 1914-1981; Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963; Engel v. Vitale (1962); Hindenburg (Airship); Prayer
|RAF Sinks Tirpitz, 1944/11/22|
(1) "RAF Lancasters converge on the 45,000 ton Nazi Battlewagon, hidden in Tennsue Fjord in Norway. She is throwing tons of bursting steel skyward, but super blockbusters plummet down and she is hit. Winds blow away her smoke screen and again she is hit mortally. This time the smoke clouds mark her slipping beneath the waves, forever." (2) All Out Drive On Germany - "In the snows of Northeastern Europe, huge, lumbering 105 and 105mm...
|Navy Tests Twin Jet Fighter, 1948/11/22|
"Patuxent, MD: The Chance Vought XF7U, odd-looking jet fighter plane, goes aloft for spectacular test flights. Swept-back wings and absence of conventional fuselage give the speedy craft a wierd appearance, on the ground and in flight." (no sound) (partial newsreel).
|The Cuban Crisis, 1962/10/25|
Adlai Stevenson at UN speaks on Cuban Missile Crisis; Castro builds up defenses in Cuba; cameras installed in airplane, photos show details, MiG-21 jets, OAS endorsed US in 20-0 vote, Dean Rusk shown at this meeting; Guantanamo base marines arrive; UN building exterior, Adlai Stevenson speaks (complete newsreel)
|Jap Films of Hiroshima, 1946/08/05|
(1) Japanese Films of atomic bomb blast at Hiroshima, released one year later (2) Underwater atom blast rocks Bikini (line down middle of film frames) Admiral Blandy commander of task force, 2nd test of Operation Crossroads, cameras point to site of underwater explosion Test Baker, mushroom cloud of explosion, carrier Saratoga finally sinks, another view of the blast from overhead airplane. (sound track cuts out at very end)
Downloads: 30,225 (2 reviews)
|Peace March. Thousands Oppose Vietnam War, 1967/04/18|
Antiwar demonstrators protest in Central Park, march to UN building, included students and hippies and priests and nuns, burn draft cards, shouted confrontations with anti-antiwar marchers, prowar signs, Martin Luther King leads procession; another march in downtown San Francisco down Market Street to stadium, sponsored by loose coalition of left-wing anti-war groups, "President Johnson meanwhile let it be known that the FBI is closely watching all anti-war activity."- violence in Rome in night ...
Downloads: 28,479 (1 review)
|Long Way to Go Says FDR, 1943/09/09|
(1) - "Pres. Roosevelt cites Italy's capitulation as a victory for the Italian people, as well as for Gen. Eisenhower, as he officially opens the Third War Loan Drive." includes scenes from Fireside Chat #26 and speech sound announcing Italian surrender (2) Churchill at Harvard - "Harvard confers its coveted degree upon Winston Churchill. In his speech, the Prime Minister pledges that England will march side by side with the U.S...
|First U.S. Satellite Launched! 1958/02/03|
(1) Cape Canaveral launch of 30-pound Explorer satellite by 3-stage Redstone missile, press conference with von Braun and Van Allen with model, night time launch showing spinning satellite on top of rocket (2) "Egypt, Syria Merge In New Arab Republic" - Nasser and Kawakli? of Syria meet in Cairo to form UAR with 30 million population, sign at table - mideast (partial newsreel).
Downloads: 4,293 (1 review)
|94 Die Airplane Crashes, 1947/06/02|
(1) scenes of airplane crashes (2) Memorial to Anzio dead (3) Polish girls to Canada in labor exchange (4) Phalanx wins Belmont horse race (5) Indy 500 auto race (partial newsreel).
Downloads: 3,759 (1 review)
|Universal Newsreel Volume 36, Release 97, 11/28/1963 - Universal|
National Archives description: "The original release sheet reads: PRESIDENT'S SLAYER SHOT IN DALLAS JAIL: Madness and hate erupt anew in Dallas as President Kennedy's accused assassin is shot down during a jail transfer. Here is the record as Lee Harvey Oswald walks his last mile. Two cameras record the moment as the murderer moves in. Forty-eight hours and seven minutes after the President's death, his accused slayer is dead...
Keywords: Newsreel; Onassis, Jacqueline Kennedy, 1929-1994; Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963 -- Death and burial; Oswald, Lee Harvey; Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963; Saint Matthew's Cathedral (Washington, D.C.); Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963 -- Tomb
|Space Movie. Camera Records Missile In Flight, 1963/11/14|
Titan II launch in South Atlantic, with camera on 2nd stage - makes film of stage separation above earth, "The curvature of the earth is plainly visible. Through the magic of the camera earthlings take their first ride into space." (partial newsreel)
Downloads: 6,534 (1 review)
|Nazi Murder Mills, 1945/04/26|
(1) "First actual newsreel pictures of atrocities in Nazi murder camps. Helpless prisoners tortured to death by a bestial enemy...Here Is The Truth" (Real-life horror pictures revealing the unbelievable atrocities committed by the Nazis in their murder camps) Grasleben: Wounded and emaciated Yanks, captured in von Runstedt's bulge attack of last winter, are fed and given medical care by the Yank armies of liberation...
Downloads: 19,440 (3 reviews)
|Soldiers Stage 'Girlie' Show, 1942/02/04|
"Fort Slocum, NY: Modern 'Doughboys' doff their usual khaki and don, of all things, wome's clothes to star in their own version of 'Swing Fever.' Singing and dancing a la Broadway. You'll howl!" men dress as women for stage show (some sound) (partial newsreel)
Downloads: 5,023 (1 review)
|New Moon. Reds Launch First Space Satellite, 1957/10/07|
First report of Sputnik - animations of rocket used same animations as done for earlier report on the Vanguard story (partial newsreel)
Downloads: 13,811 (3 reviews)
|Brussels World's Fair, 1958/03/17|
Brussels World's Fair nearly completed, U.S. building is circular, vast diorama of Belgium countryside showing transformation from today to future (partial newsreel)
Downloads: 6,271 (1 review)
|Norman Alley's Bombing of USS Panay Special Issue, 1937/12/12|
(1) Reel 1 - "Nanking" (2) Reel 2 - "Uncensored!!! Unedited!!! The U.S.S. Panay Bombing in its entirey - exactly as photographed!" (this newsreel special is 22 minutes long, with music and narration)
Downloads: 14,429 (3 reviews)
|New York World's Fair, 1964/03/02|
(1) New York World's Fair, symbolized by Unisphere, many bldgs yet to be completed, theme "peace through understanding" with 58 nations to participate, on same site as 1939 Fair (2) Grauman's Chinese Theater - Haley Mills leaves handprints (partial newsreel)
Downloads: 10,616 (2 reviews)
|Mussolini Executed, 1945/04/30|
Mussolini Executed - "Il Duce Obit 1945 - Benito Mussolini orates before his Black Shirt Legions and confers with his arch conspirator, Hitler. Reverses strike and Hitler rescues him from the Allies. Currently, he returns to Milan only to be tried and killed in the same inglorious way that he had meted out punishment to his political foes." (partial newsreel)
|Universal Newsreel Volume 35, Release 75, 09/13/1962 - Universal|
National Archives description: "The original release sheet reads: KENNEDY TOUR: CALLS FOR U.S. LEAD IN SPACE: The President tours four Space installations: Huntsville, Alabama; Cape Canaveral, Fla.; the Houston Manned Space Center and the McDonnell plant in St. Louis. He inspects our Space progress and gets highly classified reports on how far we've gone. In Houston he calls for backing in our Space effort, saying we cannot afford to lag if we want to be in the forefront of nations...
Keywords: Newsreel; Fashion; Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963; Project Mercury (U.S.); Manned Spacecraft Center (U.S.); McDonnell Douglas Astronautics Company-St. Louis; Nanking Massacre, Nanjing, Jiangsu Sheng, China, 1937; Sino-Japanese War, 1937-1945 -- China -- Nanjing Shi; World War, 1939-19455 -- China; George C. Marshall Space Flight Center; John F. Kennedy Space Center; Space Race; Schirra, Wally; Von Braun, Wernher, 1912-1977; Phantom II (Jet fighter plane); United States. -- Marine Corps -- Marines, 6th -- History; China Marines; USS Chaumont; USS Chaumont (AP-5)
|The Red Threat. President Orders Cuban Blockade, 1962/10/22|
JFK speaks on Cuban Missile Crisis - "Soviet military buildup on the island of Cuba" - "a strict quarantine on all offensive military equipment has been initiated" - "clandestine, reckless" - JFK had meeting with Gromyko (partial newsreel)
|Air Force Gets A New Theme Song, 1957/12/09|
Men's chorus sings U.S. Air Force Blue song under pictures of jets [provided by DOD] (partial newsreel).
Downloads: 5,766 (1 review)
(poor quality) Tokyo Winter Olympics opening ceremonies, Hirohito opens games, ringed flag raised, torch enters stadium, up 154 steps, lights flame, 8000 pigeons released (partial newsreel).
Downloads: 1,523 (1 review)
|Beaten Nazis Sign Historic Surrender, 1945/05/14|
(1) "Supreme headquarters Allied Expeditionary Forces, Reims: Nazi General Jodl, representing Admiral Doenitz, strides into the 'war room' where Allied Generals await him and his party. After the surrender terms are understood, Jodl fills a third of a page with his scrawly signature, this his associates sign. U.S. General W. B. Smith the Allied Chief of Staff signs as do the remainder of the Allied Generals...
Downloads: 5,992 (1 review)
|Universal Newsreel Volume 35, Release 2, 01/01/1962 - Universal|
National Archives description: "The original release sheet reads: NEWS HIGHLIGHTS OF 1961 The Year 1961 was a year of international tensions compounded by crisis after crisis. CAIRO: Riots protested Lumumba's death. CUBA: A Communist regime strengthened it position 90 miles from the U.S.A. CONGO: Warfare still split this newly-created nation. LAOS & SOUTH VIETNAM: Here, again, War continued to plague both countries...
Keywords: Newsreel; Project Mercury (U.S.); Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963; Grissom, Virgil I; Shepard, Alan B. (Alan Bartlett), 1923-1998; Congo (Democratic Republic) -- History -- Civil War, 1960-1965; Berlin Wall, Berlin, Germany, 1961-1989; Cold War; Vietnam War, 1961-1975; Cuba -- History -- Invasion, 1961; Lumumba, Patrice, 1925-1961; Algeria -- History -- Revolution, 1954-1962; Gagarin, Yuri Alekseyevich, 1934-1968; Khrushchev, Nikita Sergeevich, 1894-1971; Thant, U, 1909-1974
|Aloha Hawaii. islanders Celebrate Long-Sought Statehood, 1959/03/16|
Hawaii becomes 50th state, "gives lie to communist charges of American colonialism" (partial newsreel)
Downloads: 2,720 (1 review)
|H-Bomb Blast Exploded at 15,000 Feet Over Pacific, 1956/05/24|
1) Bikini test for H-Bomb again, dropped by B-52 from 55,000 ft to explode at 15,000 ft. (2) "Supersonic Sled" rocket sled test, dummy ejected (3) "Kid Stuff" - Brookfield Zoo animals (4) Seattle fishing resort "for little Isaac Waltons" - conservation (5) junior rodeo (complete newsreel)
Downloads: 9,171 (1 review)
|B-29s Rule Jap Skies,1944/12/18|
(1) "At Saipan, after briefing, the members of the 21st bombing Command take to Super Fortresses and roar into the sky - destination Tokyo! They shower tons of bombs and incendiaries on the huge sprawling city as they hit factories, steel mills and docks. Mass civilian evacuation of Tokyo was ordered after this raid. Japs Raid Saipan - Saipan is attacked by Jap raiders, 14 of which are shot down, after they had started spectacular fires and caused minor damage." scenes of Japan fighter planes st...
Downloads: 5,676 (2 reviews)
|Extra! Special! Roosevelt Inaugurated 1933/03/05|
Airplane takes off with film of FDR Inauguration, lands in New York City, views of the inaugural parade. "The First Sound Pictures Ever Shown of a Presidential Inauguration. The Brilliant Ceremonies marking The Induction of Franklin D. Roosevelt as the 32nd President of the United States. Striking close-up views of President-elect Roosevelt's arrival at the White House to take President Hoover to the Capitol for the Inaugural ceremony, and the historic ride of the celebrated pair down Pennsylvan...
Downloads: 8,509 (2 reviews)
|Carriers Hit Tokyo! 1945/03/19|
(1) "Plowing through tempestuous seas the U. S. Fifth Fleet takes positions several hundred miles off Tokyo ... the huge carriers of Task Force 58 emerge from the armada ... and fleets of war planes swoop away, their destination Tokyo. En route, Jap ships are plastered and sunk by air cannon. Tokyo's docks are pounded. Mammouth Imperial air fields are strafed repeatedly. Intercepting Zeros are destroyed...
|Universal Newsreel Volume 36, Release 96, 11/24/1963 - Universal|
National Archives description: "The original release sheet reads: SPECIAL RELEASE PRESIDENT - ASSASSINATED PRESIDENT JOHN FITZGERALD KENNEDY IS DEAD AT THE HAND OF A MADMAN. LYNDON B. JOHNSON BECOMES THE 36TH PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES. In the midst of cheering crowds as he rode through downtown Dallas, Mr. Kennedy fell before assassin's bullets fired from a warehouse along the route of the motorcade...
Keywords: Newsreel; Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963; Cold War; Onassis, Jacqueline Kennedy, 1929-1994; Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963 -- Assassination; Johnson, Lyndon B. (Lyndon Baines), 1908-1973
|Red Cross Unit Bombed In Ethiopia,1936/02/12|
"Rain of Bombs Kills And Maims Red Cross Workers (Photographed by Howard Winner, Ace Universal Newsreel Cameraman) - Dolo, Ethiopia: Exclusive, authentic pictures graphically show the flaming terror hurled against a Red Cross field unit near Nugelli by Italian airmen. Bombs and machine-gun fire kill and cripple Swedish doctors and their Ethiopian assistants. Scores of wounded soldiers die as the raiders ignore Red Cross flags...
Downloads: 1,766 (1 review)
|Cyprus Riots, 1956/05/31|
(1) Greeks and girls riot against British soldiers in Cyprus (3) new F-100 jets for U.S. squadrons in Germany (3) F-102A jet tests Falcon missile over New Mexico, "fired unerringly to target by electronics" (4) Venezuela builds largest earthen dam in South America (5 ) snow in Chinook pass cleared for highway 410 (6) Army amphibious truck tested in Monterey CA (7) DeSoto pace car for Indy 500 car race, won by Pat Flaherty (complete newsreel)
Downloads: 4,762 (1 review)
|Showdown in Vietnam, 1965/02/08|
Pleiku in Vietnam, 8 died in recent attack, but 49 jets struck back, McNamara briefing with map shows response, speaks about retaliatory action approved by NSC; pictures of aircraft carrier and jets taking off; 2nd raid the next day by planes, Hawk missile battery, George McBundy arrives at Camp Holloway in Vietnam, visited hospital and Pleiku wounded, McBundy next day back at White House, speaks to press about the "sneak attack" due to nature of war in Vietnam and 'the contest against the commu...
Downloads: 16,217 (4 reviews)
|Yanks Clear Greenland of Nazis,1944/12/27|
(1) "Nazi weather and radio stations in Greenland are located and destroyed by the U. S. Coast Guard who dynamites its way through the Arctic ice fields to reach the enemy. Sleek German trawlers are destroyed or captured, and the Nazis are driven from their North Atlantic observation posts." (2) Yank Shells Hit Kehl In Rhineland - "Yanks in Strasbourg shell Kehl, the Nazi city on the opposite banks of the Rhine, with telling effect." (3) Nazi Terror In Warsaw - "World War II opens in Poland as t...
|Hughes Plane Crash, 1946/07/11|
Howard Hughes seriously injured in crash in Beverly Hills, Calif.
Downloads: 26,499 (1 review)
|War or Peace? 1950 Fateful Year, 1950/12/21|
1) Nationalist China seated in UN, Malek departed, absent when Korean War began (2) "Communism" - Berlin, France, Japan, Union Square in New York, spy Gubitchev deported (3) "Korea Invaded" - MacArthur, savage war of attrition on narrow beachhead, scores died, atrocities, rapidly narrowing perimeter, but 12 nations rallied, led by Canada, Inchon landing, air cover of B-29s dropping bombs, allies pushed north, "then, it happened" and UN armies forced into retreat, paid heavily in casualties, Chos...
|Universal Newsreel Volume 35, Release 60, 07/23/1962 - Universal|
National Archives description: " The original release sheet reads: KENNEDY ON TELSTAR: EUROPE SEES NEWS CONFERENCE: In the first formal test of the new communication satellite, President Kennedy's News Conference is carried "live" to European countries - a new era in instant global news. FIRST LADY AT PLAY: SHE JOINS ASTRONAUT JOHN GLENN AT WATER SKIING: An intimate portrait of the Kennedys at play as a full complement of the family, from the President's father to a bevy of children, watch Mrs...
Keywords: Newsreel; Cold War; Beatty, Jim; Player, Gary; Palmer, Arnold, 1929-; Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963; Telstar; Onassis, Jacqueline Kennedy, 1929-1994; Telstar 1; Brumel, Valeriy; Track and field -- Tournaments -- California -- Palo Alto; 4th USSR-USA Dual Track And Field Meet; Boston, Ralph, 1939-; Rudolph, Wilma, 1940-1994; Glenn, John, 1921-
|Missile Milestone. First Polaris Firing By Submerged U-Boat, 1960/07/21|
Polaris missile loaded from truck to sub at Cape Canaveral, missile hatches opened on USS George Washington, missile fired 1100 miles to its target, then 2nd missile fired.
Downloads: 9,081 (1 review)
|Hollywood 'Red' Probe Begins, 1947/10/20|
(1) "Washington: Hearings begin before the House Un-American Activities Committee, on charges of communist infiltration in Hollywood, Chirman Thomas outlines the scope of the probe; while Eric Johnston, head of the M.P.A., denies the threat of communist influence and states that the Reds will never succeed in Hollywood." scenes of HUAC chaired by J. Parnell Thomas and its investigation of the Hollywood 10 (partial newsreel).
|Brooklyn, N.Y. 1958/06/09|
Brooklyn Navy Yard commissioning of USS Independence carrier (partial newsreel)